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Kamakzie

join:2001-08-13
Cedar Springs, MI
reply to Tigon0

Re: New Exede customers, please post

said by Tigon0:

I've reserved an installation date for this Saturday using one of Viasat's Platinum Recovery Act plans.

$120 for 60GB (50 down, 10 up) per month.

8MB/s will be a nice change of pace from Verizon's 3G, but I'll have to get used to the increased latency.

One of the graphics suggested a "bandwidth free period" from 12AM to 5AM, but Viasat has not confirmed it.

WTF 60GB? All I see is 25GB...

Tigon0

join:2012-01-22
Byron, IL

1 edit



I went through Wild Blue's main phone service and they were able to confirm my address' eligibility for these plans.

Here's hoping the contract will reflect the same information.

JSheridan

join:2006-07-03
USA
said by Tigon0:

[att=1]

I went through Wild Blue's main phone service and they were able to confirm my address' eligibility for these plans.

Here's hoping the contract will reflect the same information.

That also looks like 12am to 5am won't count toward your data usage?


Sircolby45

join:2005-11-26
reply to Tigon0
said by Tigon0:

[att=1]

I went through Wild Blue's main phone service and they were able to confirm my address' eligibility for these plans.

Here's hoping the contract will reflect the same information.

Now those plans are much better! I would not be criticizing them if they came out with those plans for everybody.
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Kamakzie

join:2001-08-13
Cedar Springs, MI
reply to hdman
Kind of sucks that only people west of the Mississippi get the higher caps. I live in Michigan probably one of the worst states financially and we get the shaft.. Oh well!


jlester

join:2005-02-07
N. Calif.
New install done today.

Testmy.net:
6 MB 11.89 Mbps 1.49 MB/s 1693149550569

6 MB 11.65 Mbps 1.46 MB/s 1693149550569

6 MB 13.79 Mbps 1.72 MB/s 1693149550569

6 MB 17.75 Mbps 2.22 MB/s 1693149550569

Unwiredeltd.com Speed Test:

Last Result:
Download Speed: 9605 kbps (1200.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 2498 kbps (312.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 827 ms
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 3:59:16 PM

Big fat pings:
C:\Users\BMC>ping 4.2.2.2 -l 1500 -n 25

Pinging 4.2.2.2 with 1500 bytes of data:
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=748ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=745ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=746ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=745ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=743ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=740ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=738ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=736ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=734ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=732ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=727ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=725ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=762ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=760ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=757ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=751ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=749ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=747ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=745ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=742ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=741ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=740ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=739ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=738ms TTL=54
Reply from 4.2.2.2: bytes=1500 time=735ms TTL=54

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.2:
Packets: Sent = 25, Received = 25, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 725ms, Maximum = 762ms, Average = 742ms

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DogT

join:2009-11-12
Hume, VA
reply to Tigon0
Tigon,
What service is that pink page associated with? I haven't seen anything like that anywhere or is it something for the western states? Do you have a link?

Tigon0

join:2012-01-22
Byron, IL
said by DogT:

Tigon,
What service is that pink page associated with? I haven't seen anything like that anywhere or is it something for the western states? Do you have a link?

I believe I saved that image from one of the third party recovery act links that were posted here.

Those are Wild Blue/Viasat's Recovery Act plans which you should be able to inquire about through Wild Blue's main phone number.


hdman
Flt Rider
Premium
join:2003-11-25
Appleton, WI
reply to jlester
Congrats!!! I am seeing about the same speeds as you are. This rocks!! I am pretty happy so far!

crimson84

join:2012-02-15
Waynesboro, MS
reply to bak2sat
bak2sat

If you want to strike up a deal I will purchase Alltell 3G from ya. Is it unlimited? We have exede 25gb but we hit our cap limit. Speeds are great, tons faster than 3g. Is your alltell 3g card unlimited?


bak2sat

@pioneer.com
@Crimson

Sorry! I cancelled just the other day (I also wanted my $300 deposit back). I hate to hear that about hitting the cap.

What happens when you hit the cap? I would be interested in seeing a speedtest on a throttled exede account.

Is the cap rolling or a clearcut amount of days? If you runout on the 10th do you not get full service back till the 1st of the next month?

Can you purchase extra GB or are you forced to upgrade plans?

Sorry for all the questions!


Meganano

@pacbell.net
reply to hdman
 
 
 
I had Exede installed by Dish Network on Saturday. I've been on dial
up since the birth of the WWW. What a difference!. Measured speeds are all over the map depending on what I use to measure.

Can somebody suggest a utility I can use to monitor my data consumption? I tried AnalogX NetStat Live, but the totals reset to zero the next day and Dish Network doesn't have anything available yet.


grohgreg
Dunno. Ask The Chief

join:2001-07-05
Dawson Springs, KY
said by Meganano :

Measured speeds are all over the map depending on what I use to measure.

There's no doubt that - of the 3 - the SpeedTest.Net is likely the closest. The problem is that most online speed test servers are set up to measure terrestrial connections. Most are confused by the compression algorithms used in satellite connections. That's why it's best to use the speed test server offered by your satellite provider. It's "tuned" to their algorithms.

Same for tracking usage. For WildBlue, try here: »www.wildblue.com/customers/usage-meter

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DrStrangLov

@12.189.32.x
reply to bak2sat
said by bak2sat :

What happens when you hit the cap?

Exede Common Questions

6. What happens if I go over my monthly data allowance?

If you exceed your data allowance prior to your monthly reset date, your service will be slowed to a speed of 128 Kbps. You will still be able to use your service, but you may not be able to do things such as watch movies online or use it for other streaming media. On your reset date, your usage will be turned back to zero. At that point, your normal speeds will be restored. Remember that you can upgrade to a higher data plan at any time and that there is never any charge to do so.

»www.exedeinternetservice.org/exede-faq

But instead of upgrading to a higher data plan, you can also buy a GByte for something like $10.00


Meganano

@pacbell.net
The punishment for exedeing data allowance doesn't sound too bad. 128Kbps is 100 times faster than I was getting with dialup!

rza49311

join:2010-11-11
united state

1 edit
Has anyone tested Exede with Cisco VPN and/or Remote Desktop software?

Edit: ugh, now i see the thread just below. Nevermind!

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to Meganano
I'd take 128k throttling plus the ability to upgrade to a higher plan over being dinged $8 per gig...

clarknova156

join:2011-06-04
Poughkeepsie, NY
reply to hdman
So a friend of mine who is one unlucky SOB is moving to an area without any modern broadband of any kind ..

Is this worth recommending to him if he can get it? Or should he pay for fiber to be laid?


grohgreg
Dunno. Ask The Chief

join:2001-07-05
Dawson Springs, KY
said by clarknova156:

So a friend of mine who is one unlucky SOB is moving to an area without any modern broadband of any kind ..

Is this worth recommending to him if he can get it? Or should he pay for fiber to be laid?

If he's got enough money to even consider paying for fiber to be laid, he's got no business whatsoever considering satellite as an option. If not, it would help to know specifically to where this friend will move.

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AlmontJohn

join:2011-01-27
reply to rza49311
said by rza49311:

Has anyone tested Exede with Cisco VPN and/or Remote Desktop software?

Edit: ugh, now i see the thread just below. Nevermind!

What was the issue with Cisco VPN? I use it on the old Wildblue service and it works well enough. I can't imagine it being bad with Exede.


hdman
Flt Rider
Premium
join:2003-11-25
Appleton, WI
reply to rza49311
I use it for both remote desktop and Cisco VPN. I am having no issues with it at all.

HDMan

scorp64

join:2012-02-23
Fredericksburg, VA
reply to hdman
Got Exede installed Monday and have been very happy so far. Came from 3G so the speeds are definitely better. The increased latency is noticeable, but tolerable. Our 3G had a tendency to slow to a crawl during the evenings, but haven't had that problem with Exede yet. A download on our PS3, which used to estimate 3+ hours to download, was downloaded in 4 minutes.

So far this is the best choice for Internet since the wired service providers refuse to extend their lines, which run right next to our subdivision, into our subdivision. And who knows when we'll see 4G.


hdman
Flt Rider
Premium
join:2003-11-25
Appleton, WI
Reviews:
·exede by ViaSat
said by scorp64:

So far this is the best choice for Internet since the wired service providers refuse to extend their lines, which run right next to our subdivision, into our subdivision. And who knows when we'll see 4G.

Man, that is scary. You and I have the EXACT same story! I went from dial up to WB, to 3G, then to Exede all because DSL and cable are both available up the road, but not to 13 houses on my street. I'm digging Exede myself right now. I hope I am signing the same tune in 2 years.....

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bak2sat

@pioneer.com
reply to hdman

Re: New Exede customers, please post

Well I got it installed!

The Good:
12-13 Mbps
Browsing is awesome

The Bad:
Took 4 hours to install.
(Although it was the techs first install so he did pretty good)
820-840ms Ping

I was hoping for ping of around 650 what would cause a ping that high on these new sats? The weather was terrible all day yesterday misting rain etc. Could that be the reason?


grohgreg
Dunno. Ask The Chief

join:2001-07-05
Dawson Springs, KY
said by bak2sat :

Could that be the reason?

Not likely, unless it was raining heavy enough to force error correction. But the length of the satellite path is not the only thing that contributes to RTTs. Your router, intermediate servers and switches, and the destination server all contribute. Perform a TRACERT to identify any bottleneck(s).

If none are obvious, bypass your router. Use the Ethernet cable to connect your NIC directly to the Surfbeam, then PING several diverse addresses. And compose your command to average about 100 consecutive PINGS, and wait a little longer between PINGs. Something like PING xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -w 2000 -n 100. Some folks recommend a bigger PING packet too (-l xxx), but I've never understood the purpose behind that myself.

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dsell

@creslinepipe.com
reply to hdman
Just got my Exede install. Ran 5 speed tests and the best download speed was .62Mbs. Ugh. Video choppy just like Hughes and unuseable. Haven't had opportunity to talk with Wildblue yet. Installer says he's installing many of these, but didn't know much about the service offered. Suggested I should upgrade my plan for more speed. Hopefully this is a glitch as I read elsewhere that folks are pleased with their installs.


compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
Reviews:
·Millenicom
·HughesNet Satell..
·ooma
·Virgin Mobile Br..
EXEDE 5 or EXEDE 12?

said by dsell :

Just got my Exede install. Ran 5 speed tests and the best download speed was .62Mbs. Ugh. Video choppy just like Hughes and unuseable. Haven't had opportunity to talk with Wildblue yet. Installer says he's installing many of these, but didn't know much about the service offered. Suggested I should upgrade my plan for more speed. Hopefully this is a glitch as I read elsewhere that folks are pleased with their installs.


Spice300
Premium
join:2006-01-10
reply to dsell
dsell, because Excede is not available in some areas, did you get Value, Select or Pro pack? Using one of these plans would explain the installer's remark about upgrading the service package to get more speed.


bak2sat

@184.63.178.x
reply to bak2sat
Low 700 ping now. Just tried out an old Rift (online game) account to see how playability was. It ran smoothly I can tell there is a slight delay but nothing terrible.

I have my kindle fire, xbox360, and two laptops one with vpn for work all buzzing along smoothly. Now if they would get that usage meter up and running I could monitor how much bandwidth I'm consuming. I probably don't want to know.....